Monday, August 31, 2009


Thank you to wayner from The Ledge for providing a link to photos from the gig Fleetwood Mac performed at in The Hamptons on August 29th at the Huggy Bear Benefit. It's only been a couple of months since the band has been seen... but literally it seems like yesterday! They all look alive and well and haven't changed. I see Stevie's still rockin' the Boks!

View the photos here


Not sure why they are saying a second added show in Dublin October 25th! With tickets going on sale September 4th! That show was announced ages ago and tickets have been on sale for quite some time already...

Is this a recent cover on Hot Press??

Fans can look forward to a few surprises!

There’s good news for Fleetwood Mac fans with the AOR gods announcing a second consecutive night at the Dublin O2 on October 25. Tickets priced €86.25 go on sale on Friday September 4 at 9am.

The North American leg of the Unleashed tour has been eliciting rave reviews with the band augmenting their greatest hits with personal favourites and solo tracks that, in some cases, haven’t been performed live since the ‘70s.

The Reynolds Girls may have preferred to jack than Fleetwood Mac, but we can’t wait!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Prior to the Huggy Bear benefit on Long Island last night (Aug 29) Stevie payed numerous visits to Walter Reed this past week.

Busydadmumbles spoke about Stevie meeting his brother while in hospital.


Fleetwood Mac played a charity event last night in The Hamptons (August 29th) and according to Katie Lee Joel (Billy Joel's wife) "Fleetwood Mac concert at Huggy Bear Foundation was fantastic! All my faves... Gypsy, Rhiannon, Tusk, Stand Back, Landslide etc."

Full Unleashed Tour set was performed before less than 1,000 people.


Win tickets for you and five friends to see the legendary fleetwood mac in concert

The news that rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac is touring Australia in December has been huge news for all their many fans. With classic hits like ‘Rhiannon’, ‘You Can Go Your Own Way’, ‘Landslide’ and ‘Don’t Stop’ they are undoubtedly one of the most iconic and popular groups in rock history.

Phone lines are going to meltdown when tickets for their Australian concerts go on sale this Friday September 4, but we’ve got our hands on some before they go on sale. We are giving you the chance to win tickets for you and five of you mates to see them live in concert at one of the Australian concerts.

The Mac is back, so make sure you don’t miss what promises to be the concert of the year!

Fleetwood Mac Tour Dates:






Tickets are on sale from Friday 4 September.

The competition commences 31 August 2009 at 6.00am (AEST) and closes on 4 September 2009 at 12.00pm (AEST).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

(INTERVIEW) LIZA JANE Former Background Singer for Stevie and Fleetwood Mac

LIZA JANE Interview by

Liza Jane was one of the background singers on Stevie's "Whole Lotta Trouble" tour, the "Street Angel" tour along with the Fleetwood Mac's "Behind The Mask" tour. Liza Jane also appeared with Stevie on Jay Leno and David Letterman when Stevie performed "Blue Denim". She can also be seen in the "Blue Denim" video on Stevie's "Crystal Visions" DVD.

This is an excerpt taken from a much longer interview that you can find on the Country Stars Central website.

(CSC) 11. What was it like working with Clint Black on his nationwide tour, and being able to perform in the show?

(Liza Jane)
The first thing I enjoyed from working with Clint was I could sing as loud as I wanted and I could sing as twangy as I wanted. The louder and twangier I got the more he liked it. (Laughs) I could just let go and completely be the country girl that I am. I loved it! It was so much fun.

I remember every night in that show it would start out and the stage would be dark. There’d be like a thunderstorm with lightning. The sound effects would start and I’d stand in my position and it was like big boulder rocks set the stage. I’d stand there as all the rumbling and thunder was going on before the lights came up and we started singing. I’d think “Dear God thank you so much for this awesome musical experience.” It was so much fun.

Every night when we’d do “Killin’ Time” there was a part in the song where it’s just singing with the audience, there are no instruments. I got to sing the lead vocal on that part. I would just blow it out. It was so satisfying. He let me be who I am musically.

Now when I sang with Stevie she thought I made her show sound like Wynonna Judd! (Laughs) She didn’t really like it that I sang like that. I had to kind of tone myself down and be more homogenous to blend in with her background singers but with Clint I could just be out there.

Actually, I had just done a Stevie tour and then I went back and did a Clint Black tour. Then I went back and did another Stevie tour and after that Stevie came off the stage and said, “Well that just sounds like the Stevie Nicks/Wynonna Judd show.” So I had to go to a different place musically. Clint was really fun to sing with. I don’t know if a lot of people know this about Clint but he’s funny. He’s really, really funny. He likes practical jokes. He likes to imitate you. He likes to study people and imitate them. He’s just really fun to tour with.

(CSC) 12. Tell us about the job that you held at a famous clothing retailer which later introduced you to Stevie Nicks!

(Liza Jane)
When I first came to Los Angeles I had a recording contract on DOT records. The band stayed in college because they didn’t want to get drafted. So I came out here by myself. We had a couple of songs that were in the top ten back in Ohio but nothing really happened. Like I said, a girl’s got to eat so I found a job at this clothing store that I had never heard of before; didn’t know anything about it. Just saw the ad in the paper and went and got this job. It was where all the stars shop. Everyday in that store, there was two or three celebs. It’s called Maxfields.

One day you may be helping Olivia Newton John or Chicago, and then you’re helping Don Henley, Glenn Frey, or Elton John and the day after that it’s Rod Stewart and Barbara Streisand. It was really a good experience for me. It taught me how to be calm in front of all those people for one thing. That’s how I met Linda Ronstadt and got to sing all those years with her.

That’s also how I met Stevie because one day we got a call in the store that Stevie Nicks was doing a photo session and she needed some clothes. Well everybody was busy and I said “I’ll do it; I’ll go take her some clothes.” So I loaded up my car that night and brought several thousands dollars worth of clothes to her. I got there and that was back in the day when Stevie was notoriously late for everything. I think I sat there for about two hours before she finally got there by myself with the photographer. I set up all the clothes. She walked in and we looked at each other and just started talking like we’d known each other all our lives. We never looked at the clothes. She had had some kind of upset with her makeup artist and she didn’t have a one any longer so I said “I can do your makeup. I went to beauty school.” I ended up doing her makeup and it was for her “Bella Donna” album cover. We just became best pals ever since. I think that was back in maybe 1980 or so.

(CSC) 13. You’ve worked with Stevie professionally for many years on solo tours and with the band (Fleetwood Mac). What’s that experience been like for you? Any highlights?

(Liza Jane)
Oh my, I don’t even know where to begin with that. There’s nothing like standing on stage in Texas in the summer and singing “Edge of Seventeen.” I remember doing that and having all the sweat sloshing around in the bottom of my stage boots. It’s pretty amazing. It’s an amazing thing to get to sing with somebody like that, that’s a Rock and Roll icon, and of course she’s my best pal. We sit around in our UGG boots and jammies just watching old movies and crying and stuff like that. It’s one of the blessed experiences in my life. It’s really fun to sing “Edge of Seventeen” and “Gold Dust Woman.” That’s my favorite Stevie song.

The times that I’ve been on tour with her, singing with her, I’m the one that plays the vibraslap on “Gold Dust Woman.” There are a couple of songs that build up to frenzy and you’re on stage for a very long time doing one song and we background singers have our own little choreography. I always felt like I was going to keel over and die, if the song didn’t end then because it would go on forever and ever!

Of course in Stevie’s live solo show it really went on forever because that’s when Stevie walked back and forth across the stage and picked up gifts, teddy bears, and flowers from her fans. It just goes on forever and there would end up being a big huge road case back in the hallway. For all the stuffed animals that people give her, she puts them in a road case and two or three times a year she goes to the Walter Reed Children’s Hospital to give them to all the little kids there. I think that is really sweet and admirable of Stevie to do that!

(CSC) 14. With each of your crazy schedules, are you able to keep in touch with each other?

(Liza Jane)
We do keep in touch. We always make it a point of spending New Years Eve together. We’ve done that for a long, long time. We know if we’re not going to see each other all year that we’re at least going to see each other for New Years Eve. We try to take vacations together too. Stevie does a lot of girl vacations where she’ll take four or five of her girlfriends somewhere wonderful. I’m blessed that she always invites me to do that. We have a great time because it’s downtime. No work, just having fun. Hanging out, talking girl talk. We went to Cabo San Lucas in July. So when Stevie and I went to Cabo I took my Tony Furtado CD’s and my Sheila Chandra CD’s and put them on my iPod. Sheila is this Hindu/pop singer from India. Then I took a whole season of “The Flight of the Concord” on DVD. Stevie was not familiar with Tony or Sheila or “Flight of the Concord” and every day at the pool I’d play Tony Furtado and Sheila Chandra. We’d sing along and chant and Tony kind of sounds like Lindsey Buckingham. (Laughs) We’d always make jokes that he could be the new Lindsey. You’d love him. He’s fantastic! Then every night we would watch two or three episodes of “Flight of the Concord” and laugh ourselves silly.

Full interview can be found on the Country Stars Central Website

Friday, August 28, 2009



FLEETWOOD MAC are performing one concert only at the stunning Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth on December 19 with tickets going on sale on September 9.

Easymix 98.2fm in Auckland will be giving away tickets closer to the concert, and in the coming weeks they will have not one, but two major Mac interviews.

Up first will be guitarist Lindsey Buckingham on September 9th. Lindsey will discuss everything from the possibility of new Fleetwood Mac music, his reputation as one of the most distinctive guitarists ever, why New Zealand was the only country they didn't do an encore in, how his wife copes with the sexual tension between him and Stevie Nicks and much, much more. Be listening September 9th!

In early October they will also be interviewing the man who's drumming has provided the beat for every Fleetwood Mac song from Albatross to Say You Love Me, Go Your Own Way to Little Lies, Dreams to Tusk, Gypsy to Sara - the man himself MICK FLEETWOOD!

by: Simon Collins

Exceprts from exclusive interview with The West Australian's Simon Collins.

The kiss-offs are in the lyrics, the choruses and - most brutally - the titles. On Dreams, in between Buckingham declaring that he feels like Second Hand News and that he’s Never Going Back Again, Nicks warns her former beau that (other) “women, they will come and they will go”.

Later on side one, in arguably the greatest break-up song in pop history, Buckingham counters by telling her to Go Your Own Way. Which they did at the end of 1976 before these unguarded moments propelled Rumours to the top of the charts.

More than 30 years after those tumultuous times, Fleetwood Mac are still together - albeit without Christine McVie, who retired a decade ago - performing those classics on their Unleashed greatest hits world tour, which comes to Australia in December.

Speaking from her home in Santa Monica, California, after finishing the 53-date North American leg of the tour, Nicks says the songs still summon strong memories.

“We all really time-travel back to those days - drama, drama drama,” the 61-year-old says. “That’s why we’re able to sing them now and sing them with a lot of heart because we never lost the value of why they were written or the fact that they were real.

“It was real hearts being broken like bowling pins going down.” Despite the dramas, Nicks says that the Rumours sessions were a lot of fun.

In particular, the three months of recording at The Record Plant Studios in Sausalito across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco provide some of her fondest memories.

“The Record Plant was looking out over the ocean, so it was very romantic and beautiful,” she says.

“Then when we went back to LA that was fun too because we probably recorded in every studio in this city. Sometimes we had two or three running at the same time. So, it was huge and it was a lot of fun and it was very exciting - and the songs were brilliant. We were just having the best time ever doing it.”

The five stars of rock’s greatest soap opera were having the best time but falling apart because of the volatile cocktail of drugs and passions.

Somehow the creative bonds outlived the emotional ones, and the band forged on to prove (putting to one side Buckingham’s departure from about 1987 to 1997 and McVie’s retirement a year later) that you can never break the chain.

Today, Nicks is looking out over the same ocean, albeit from her Santa Monica condominium where she lives with her Chinese crested-Yorkshire terrier cross, Sulamith (named after fairy-obsessed German fantasy illustrator Sulamith Wulfing).

When she’s not on tour, which is not very often, Nicks prefers to live at her modest apartment rather than her big property in the Pacific Palisades up in the Hollywood hills.

“When I walk into my really beautiful little condo, I feel like an international star and when I walk into my big house, I feel like an old woman who can’t figure out what to do,” she says.

“I’m keeping my big house because I have my pianos, I can record there, but I really live in a very small, albeit very beautiful place. I’m looking straight at the ocean right now and I just love it.

“I have a little dog. I bought this big house and she and I would look at each other and go, ‘What the heck are we doing?’”

While she claims that the rigours of touring, either for solo shows or with Fleetwood Mac, leaves little time for socialising, Nicks has become a mother hen figure to a group of younger female musicians, including Sheryl Crow, Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch and the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines.

And while Nicks has had high-profile affairs with Mick Fleetwood (a secret liaison while the band were touring Rumours), Eagles’ members Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and record producer Jimmy Iovine, she still considers Buckingham the unattainable love of her life.

“Lindsey and I have that bittersweet thing,” she says. “He’s married, has three kids, he’s very happy in his marriage. I’m very happy for him.

“He’s not like me. I’m happy to grow old with a bunch of friends and dogs, and he was not. He never really wanted to have kids . . . (but) all of a sudden he had this beautiful little boy and I think his whole life changed.

“I chose purposely - my choice - to not be married or have children so I could follow being a true artist,” Nicks continues.

“So I can turn around and say to my little dog, ‘We’re going to New York tomorrow’. We don’t have to ask anybody if we can go and we don’t have to have anybody mad at us because we don’t know when we’re coming back. I chose that and I’m very happy with that choice.”

But when Fleetwood Mac start playing those classics, Nicks gets back on that rollercoaster of love and heartbreak.

“When we walk on stage, it’s no longer these two ruffian kids,” she says. “We still have that love. We’ll always have it. We go back way too far now to not be appreciative of what he and I dreamed up and actually made happen.”

Fleetwood Mac play ME Bank Stadium on December 11 and 12. Tickets go on sale September 4 from Ticketmaster outlets.


The show in New Plymouth, New Zealand at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands on December 19, 2009 has been added to the Preferred Seating site and tickets are on sale now.

General Admission: Pricing from $125.00.
Silver Reserve: Pricing from $250.00
Gold Reserve: Pricing from $315.00.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Nice piece of memorabilia... But is it worth $250? ebay


Fleetwood Mac's Great Hits - Released in 1988 is still riding the Top Pop Catalog charts in the US. In the Billboard Magazine issue dated September 5th it's sitting at #48. The Previous week it was #49 and the week prior to that it was #46. In total, it's spent 480 weeks on the Top Pop Catalog chart. It peaked at #1.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ROCKERS' STILL SWINGIN' AT 60 (Stevie, Lindsey and Mick... Where's John?)

Stevie Nicks
Fleetwood Mac's witchy vocalist and songwriter outlived the "Rumours" of the '70s and the solo star turns of the '80s to become a mentor and influence on subsequent generations of distaff rockers. Happily back in action with the Mac, and touring with the band this summer, Nicks turned 61 in May.

Lindsey Buckingham
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Lindsey Buckingham was musically and personally paired with Stevie Nicks when the duo was recruited to join the transplanted British blues band Fleetwood Mac in Los Angeles. The shuffle transformed the group into '70s rock superstars, and Buckingham's virtuoso guitar work and ingenious production instincts were twin drivers behind that success. He now alternates between solo and Mac projects. Buckingham will celebrate his 60th birthday on Oct. 3.

Mick Fleetwood
The towering British rock drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac has gone from wild-eyed, fresh faced timekeeper for a classic English blues band to a grey-bearded rock veteran who turned 67 in June.

Complete list of Rockers... Which I believe isn't complete... Can be found here:Music.msn